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May Day leaves criticisms and proposals to Uruguayan government

Uruguay, 1 de Mayo, gobierno, críticas, propuestas

May Day leaves criticisms and proposals to Uruguayan government

Montevideo, May 2 Prensa Latina) The International Workers' Day left criticisms and proposals to the Uruguayan Government in view of the loss of wages and pensions, inflation and high prices, poverty and social inequality.

The May Day massive celebration was the framework so that Marcelo Abdala, president of the PIT-CNT trade union, criticized the Government for prioritizing the fiscal deficit in the national budget instead of generating the necessary investment to “give a hand to the most impoverished sectors.”

According to him, the deficit was reduced with cuts in public wages, education and housing, with 12 percent less in public investment to solve the problems of the Uruguayan people.

Abdala described this economic policy as a project of “exclusive development and growth, concentrating wealth and exacerbating natural inequality, in a regime in which the powerful will always have better conditions to reproduce and increase their profits than the great majority of our people.”

The Uruguayan labor movement proposed that “family allowances and the Uruguay Social card increase, allocating 300 million dollars of 350 million dollars of the fiscal savings goals, to support the most dispossessed.


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